Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

‘Eat Your Dinner Your Last Chance, Do the Dinner Lady Dance!’

Children in Year 1 have enjoyed a wonderful poetry assembly and workshop with poet Ian Bland this week.

In the assembly children joined in with poems read to them by Ian Bland. Children performed the actions to go with the poems and the teachers all played star roles. The children loved the poems that were read to them and the chance to perform them with Ian. In the workshop children created their own poems as a group. The poems involved the children thinking of a movement and a part of the body they did the movement with. For example ‘wiggle wiggle with your thumbs, jump jump with your feet’. After the workshop Ian put all the ideas together in one poem and the children performed it to the rest of key stage 1. We are looking forward to using the ideas from the workshop in our unit of work on poetry after half term.

In English children have been writing a newspaper report about the Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood. In the newspaper report children were challenged to write using descriptive sentences. During child initiated learning children have been reading fairy takes and writing book reviews, writing adjectives around character pictures, write a newspaper report for the story ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and wrote their own fairy tales. Children will be continuing with their newspaper reports.

In Maths children have continued to solve multiplication questions by using arrays. Questions have been based on 2, 5 and 10 times table. During child initiated learning in maths, children have continued to solve addition and subtraction questions, answer multiplication questions independently, measure the weight and length of objects on the measuring table and read, write and count numbers to 100. Next week children will be using their understanding of multiplication to solve problems.